5 days ago
Mandatory Hawaiian Solar Energy.
Hawaii has become the first state in the US to require solar water heaters in new homes. Starting in 2010 city governments will not issue building permits to homes without solar water heaters. Currently, Hawaii relies on fossil fuels more than any other state, with about 90 percent of its energy coming from foreign countries. Not only will this shift in energy supply curb Hawaii's reliance on fossil fuels, but it will hopefuly also inspire other states to take similar steps towards creating systematic changes in energy consumption. Interestingly enough, the bill was signed into law by a republican governor! Anythings possible.